Competition Law and Consumer Protection Policy

The objective of UNCTAD's work on competition and consumer policies is to ensure that partner countries enjoy the benefits of increased competition, open and contestable markets, private sector investment in key sectors and ultimately that consumers achieve improved welfare.

The Competition and Consumer Policies Programme services the Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on Competition Law and Policy and the Ad-hoc Expert Group meeting on Consumer protection policies annually, undertakes competition policy peer reviews, publishes the UNCTAD Model law on competition and the Handbook on competition legislation and implements sector specific and economy-wide competition and consumer policies reforms that create a level playing field amongst companies and consumers, increasing the effectiveness of antitrust and consumer protection policies.

The highest intergovernmental body is the United Nations review Conferences to Review the Set on Competition policy which is held every five years.

The Research Partnership Platform work stream are circulated and feed into to the IGE and inform their discussions.

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 Events and Meetings



20 January 2015Educating a future generation of trade negotiators in Asia
15 January 2015Bhutan finalise National Competition Policy, with UNCTAD assistance
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09 December 2014UNCTAD and Luxembourg join forces to strengthen competition policy and consumer protection in Ethiopia
14 November 2014UNCTAD Secretary-General highlights progress on competition laws at meeting with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
07 November 2014UNCTAD´s International Trade Director underlines the need for complementary trade and competition policies in Latin America and the Caribbean
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